Today we did the Daily Reading Practice for Week 17, Tuesday and Wednesday since many did not do Tuesday’s DRP when I was out sick.
We reviewed the Walt Whitman poem’s questions on page 535 1-7. “A Noiseless Patient Spider” and turned them in.
We did a Frayer Model of one of the vocabulary words from page six of your folder (you choose which of those words to use).
We spent the rest of the period doing answers only from grammar book: Pronouns Using THAN and AS, page 637 Ex. 6 and WHO/WHOM, pages 638-639, Exercise 7 and Exercise 8. (This will be page eight in your folder.)
Read this poem and answer the questions that are in the post above. These questions are also in your literature book.
|When the black snake
|flashed onto the morning road,
|and the truck could not swerve–
|death, that is how it happens.
|Now he lies looped and useless
|as an old bicycle tire.
|I stop the car
|and carry him into the bushes.
|He is as cool and gleaming
|as a braided whip, he is as beautiful and quiet
|as a dead brother.
|I leave him under the leaves
|and drive on, thinking
|about death: its suddenness,
|its terrible weight,
|its certain coming. Yet under
|reason burns a brighter fire, which the bones
|have always preferred.
|It is the story of endless good fortune.
|It says to oblivion: not me!
|It is the light at the center of every cell.
|It is what sent the snake coiling and flowing forward
|happlily all spring through the green leaves before
|he came to the road.
Mary Oliver, The Black Snake